No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. – Luke 16:13
What is it that I serve? Do I truly serve God? What have I done for God lately? Many times, in the day, my mind can get distracted by all the things going on and all the demands that I have put upon myself in life. It can almost feel like I am chasing my tail and chasing the things that need to be done. But, is this truly loving God?
God tells us not to worry about life. Not to worry about the struggle, not to go chasing the answers, but to listen for direction from Him. I want to do what’s best for my kids and do what’s best for my wife. I want to provide them with good things, as all fathers ought to want to do for the ones they shepherd. However, at what cost is this happening?
Do I serve money by spending those extra few hours at work, instead of with my family? Am I a slave to my work or to the Lord. Sure, I have to provide for my family, but what am I providing? Do I have a car, do I have a phone, a television, a/c and heat? If you have these things, you are part of the 1%, the 1% in the world that have, while others do not. I provide for my family far beyond comfort, right into indulgence.
I must be careful here because if I am indulging at the expense of loving God, then I am wrong and have sinned. Perhaps its time to scale back on what I provide, so that I am available for the Lord when He call, whatever that may be.
Too many times I have not had cash on hand when I needed it to help others. Too many times I have forsaken the needy for my wants. Too many times I have forsaken my mission to Christ in order that I might be comfortable in my indulgences. I repent today of these things. I no longer will serve money, but the Lord. I will no longer serve comfort, but the Lord. I will no longer serve indulgence, but only the Lord who provides for me that I might provide for others in need.